Tel Aviv

 

Kennedys has entered a formal association with longtime Middle East ally Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co, a specialist insurance and medical malpractice firm based in Tel Aviv.

The firms have worked together for over a decade, and say they have decided to formalize their agreement after an increased volume of cross-border and international referrals.

Zelichov has four partners and 16 lawyers, all based in the firm’s single office in Herzliya, Tel Aviv. The firm acts for a large number of global and domestic insurers, risk management companies, public and governmental companies, and health care providers.

“Our association with trusted friends at Zelichov, Ben-Dan & Co enables us to provide our global clients with strong litigation and dispute resolution services in Israel, and focus on local as well as cross-border insurance coverage issues and claims defense work,” said Ben Aram, a Kennedys partner and head of its Israel desk. “Expanding our international reach remains key to our strategy and this latest association brings more opportunities for our global network.”

Kennedys now has 24 offices and associations within the EMEA region.

Zelichov managing partner Zvika Zelichov said the firms’ new relationship will “substantially grow the volume of Israel-related work for both firms,” and comes after “a steady increase in the number of international insurers actively involved in the Israeli insurance market.”

“We will now be able fully to tap into Kennedys’ expertise and global reach, providing our clients with additional cross-border advice and services,” Zelichov said.

Kennedys last signed an association with Italian boutique Studio Legale Rinaldi Association in 2017.